Dr. Mark Vonnegut grew up on the Cape in the 50’s and 60’s. He did a variety of things, including writing and starting a commune in British Columbia, before going on to Harvard Medical School where he graduated in 1979. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has practiced pediatrics for over thirty-five years but doesn’t feel that old. Dr. Vonnegut has a teenage son at home to show him how little he knows. “Practicing pediatrics has been a joy and a privilege.”
Dr. Vonnegut published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, “Is Quality Improvement Improving Quality? A View from the Doctor’s Office,” and has published several short pieces on pediatrics and other topics in The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger.
Dr. Vonnegut wrote The Eden Express, which was first published in 1975 and is still in print. His book, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, was published in 2010.
He’s passionate about developmental and behavioral health as an integral part of Primary Care Pediatrics.
Dr. Natalya Davis has been a fundamental part of our MVPediatrics team since joining us in 2012. She is board certified in pediatrics and has had experience and expertise in pediatric emergency medicine. She practiced primary care pediatrics for several years in upstate New York. Her patients and family benefit from her calm and confident work style. Dr. Davis lives on the South Shore with her husband, Dr. Trevor Davis, and their three young children. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, and hiking.
Barbara Healey received her BSN at Boston College. After eight years at Massachusetts General Hospital, which included working in general pediatrics, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care, she attended Northeastern University and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing. Barbara worked at Harvard Pilgrim for fourteen years in the pediatric urgent care department. While Barbara was at MGH, Dr. Vonnegut was the senior resident of the pediatric service. They shared a formative professional experience and similar approach to care. In June of 2006 Barbara came to MVPediatrics.
“I love our personalized practice with its emphasis on individualized care. My goal is to empower parents with the knowledge they need to support their child’s health and development and have some fun along the way.”
Barbara has taught pediatric nursing clinical classes at Boston College, Quincy College, and Laboure College.
Dr. Collen Kelly attended The University of Vermont College of Medicine where she also completed her residency. During residency, Dr. Kelly was a Resident Coordinator for Spectrum Youth and Family Services Health Clinic where she provided free medical care to homeless and underprivileged children and adolescents. Following her residency, Dr. Kelly worked as a primary care pediatrician in Middlebury, VT. Dr. Kelly and her husband, Dr. Stuart Braun, relocated to the South Shore in the fall of 2004. In 2006, after spending two years at home with her children, Sam and Grace, Dr. Kelly decided it was time to return to the job she loves – primary care pediatrics. “Taking care of my own children has made me a better pediatrician,” says Dr. Kelly. When not juggling their work schedules, she and her family love to be outside biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing.
Jen received her undergraduate nursing degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduation, she worked as a new RN at Boston Medical Center in the Neonatal ICU, taking care of the city’s most fragile babies for over 6 years. It is while working as a nurse in the hospital that she decided to transition to the outpatient setting and help children and families stay well outside of the hospital! Jen went back for her Masters in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, MA. She is excited to begin her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at MVPediatrics and join this amazing team of pediatric providers. Jen lives in Plymouth with her family and old cat named Zoe, enjoying walks on the beach and long bike rides exploring this beautiful state!
Dr. Marcus Neafsey is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, but relocated to New England to study biology and psychology at Boston University. After graduating and doing research on schizophrenia for a year at the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to New England to attend the Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Neafsey then completed his pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He has chosen to practice primary care pediatrics because he is passionate about the benefits of preventative medicine and supporting children through their formative years. He has particular interests in safe sleep, asthma, and mental health. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and scuba diving.
Dr. Neafsey will be joining MVPediatrics in August 2020!
Annette Radzevich graduated from Northeastern University and is certified by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has worked as a nurse practitioner, nurse manager, and student preceptor for over 20 years. Annette is a native of Boston and resident of the South Shore for many years. She has four grown children and six grandchildren, all living on the South Shore. In her free time, Annette enjoys music, gardening, and yoga.
Shannon Torres graduated from Stonehill College and completed her BSN and MSN at Regis College. Before joining MVPediatrics in 2012, Shannon worked in the pediatric unit of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. She continues her work there as a Nurse Practitioner. She has also been a camp nurse at Franklin Country Day Camp, where she treated everything from bumps and bruises to more serious injuries and illnesses. Shannon likes to see new places and travel in her free time.
Hope is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who comes to MVPediatrics with experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and has worked as a clinician in adolescent health and pediatric primary care settings. Having received training in a variety of treatment modalities, Hope’s therapeutic approach is warm, approachable, and tailored to the unique needs of each child and family. Her focus is on maintaining a safe and compassionate environment where each individual has the opportunity to discover and cultivate self-understanding, resilience, acceptance, and change. In addition to her work as a clinician, she serves as a board member of the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation and leads a committee tasked with bringing mental health services to a community-based health clinic in Haiti. After over a decade in New York City, Hope has recently returned to her roots in Massachusetts. She enjoys hiking the Blue Hills with her fiancé, candle-making, and watching documentaries.
Hope will be joining the MVPediatrics’ team in February 2020.
Kristen is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience. She has worked in pediatrics, maternity, NICU and PICU at South Shore Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She also has been a clinician in the Boston Public School System and an Adolescent Psychiatric Day Program. She enjoys working with children of all ages but specializes in adolescent health, anxiety, depression and school/adjustment issues. She is told she has a welcoming, calm way and is easy to talk to by her clients. She utilizes a strength-based approach using many modalities including CBT, DBT, family systems and mindfulness. Kristen earned both her BA and MSW from Boston College. She is also a REIKI certified practitioner. She is married with two teenagers; a high school and college student. She enjoys yoga, running and reading and spending time with family and friends laughing since sometimes “laughter is the best medicine!”
Tuesdays, 8 AM – 8 PM
Sidra joined the MVPediatrics team in 2019 as an office assistant. She is currently a high school junior living with her parents and two siblings. When she is not working, she can be found playing piano, writing, or (most likely) doing homework.
Amanda joined MVPediatrics in 2017 as our Referral Coordinator, receptionist, and medical scribe. Her experience with medical administrative work helps to keep our front desk running smoothly. Amanda has a background in theater and cosmetology, and is the proud mom of a bearded dragon, named Falcor.
Marissa is our Medical Billing Specialist. She handles all billing needs for MVPediatrics. She joined our office in 2007 as a receptionist and has been an integral part of our MVP family ever since. Marissa is a Certified Professional Coder, as well as a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist. She teaches the Kids’ Yoga classes here at the office and is certified in Yoga for Children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and three young children. Her personal interests include yoga, nature, crafting, and delicious food!
Emanuella joined us in 2016 as our Medical Records Coordinator and Receptionist. When a Medical Assistant position became available in 2018, Emanuella took her prior experience as a Medical Assistant and switched her career path here at MVPediatrics. Her calm, welcoming presence and experience with client services has become an essential part of our team. Additionally, Emanuella is fluent in Haitian Creole and has visited Haiti many times. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, viewing art exhibits, and traveling.
Jennifer joined the MVP team in 2019. Prior to joining us, she worked at Spaulding Rehab Center as a Nursing Assistant. Jennifer is a 2018 graduate of Bunker Hill Community College’s Nursing program and is eager to help care for the families here at MVPediatrics.
Jennifer brings a passion for healthy living to our practice. She enjoys yoga and hiking when not at work, as well as spending time with her husband and 2 cats.
Joan has been with us forever. She received her BSN from Boston College and worked at St. Margaret’s Hospital for much of her nursing career. Joan enjoyed teaching childbirth classes in several Boston area health facilities for many years, as well. She is our Medical Home Care Coordinator and provides services as a Reiki practitioner. Her two daughters have also worked with us, as well as being Oliver’s (Dr. Vonnegut’s son) babysitter.
Joan and her husband have three children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Tai Chi, gardening, sewing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Meghan is a board-certified Acupuncturist and a registered Diplomate with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2014 where she received her Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. As NESA is the oldest accredited institution for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the United States, it provided Meghan with an excellent foundation for her studies in Chinese Medical Theory, Practical Acupuncture Techniques, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Japanese Style Acupuncture.
During her extensive education, Meghan completed internships at an Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, Pathways for Wellness Clinic in Boston, Herbal Clinics, and a Japanese Style Acupuncture Clinic at NESA. She is a past Board Member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts. Meghan is also a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui tradition and a strong advocate for integrative medicine. Meghan’s specialties include Women’s Health, Fertility, Mental/Emotional Health, Chronic Pain, Autoimmune Diseases, Managing Cancer Side Effects and the Treatment of Children.
Meghan is passionate about helping people. She believes in an integrative, holistic model and uses treatments to achieve maximum health and bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance. When she is not at work, she enjoys baking bread, visiting with friends, and spending time with her cats.
Dr. Mingolelli is a Nurse Practitioner certified to provide psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSN and NP certification in Adult Primary Care Medicine from Simmons College and NP certification in Family Psychiatric Medicine from Northeastern University where she also received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Dr. Mingolelli has worked in the mental health field for many years, providing both therapy and medication management for a variety of psychiatric illnesses. She has been involved as a co-investigator with the development of new psychiatric medications. Prior to her psychiatric NP work, she provided both primary care and occupational medical care to adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She worked as a certified school nurse for many years, where she gained extensive experience in student health, learning disability, and special education needs.
Every other Wednesday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Daphnee joined the MVPediatrics team in October 2018. Before joining MVPediatrics, Daphnee worked as a Patient Care Assistant at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Pediatrics. Daphnee is attending college to become a nurse and has been described as hard-working and amazing with kids. When she is not working, Daphnee enjoys traveling, painting and trying out new places to eat.
Stacey is our Practice Manager who does anything and everything to keep the practice running smoothly. She joined MVPediatrics in 2016. Stacey has an extensive background in management and human resources. She worked at South Shore Mental Health, and was a Human Resources Analyst at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Stacey has been a certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula since 2004 and a CPR Instructor since 2017.
Stacey lives on the South Shore with her three sons, and female rescue dog. She loves exploring the White Mountains, reading, and spending time with her family. Stacey is thrilled to be a part of the MVP team, helping to support families as they navigate their path to being parents.
Jessica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She comes to MVPediatrics with experience working with women, children and families in outpatient counseling, crisis intervention, and therapeutic foster care. She continues to see children and families at the Integrated Center for Child Development in Newton, Massachusetts and focuses on children coping with traumatic experiences, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and behavioral challenges. Jessica enjoys working with parents of young children needing extra parental support. She is trained in EMDR and uses play therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy in her practice. Jessica earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Lesley University in 2010. She is also a former military spouse and wife of a veteran who served 10 years with special operations in North Carolina. When she is not here at MVPediatrics she is home with her four young children. She enjoys yoga and being outside playing with her family.
Mondays, 9 AM – 5PM; Wednesdays 11 AM – 7PM; Thursdays 8AM-3PM
Every other Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM
Caitlin received her MSW from Boston College with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families. She comes to MVPediatrics with experience in working at a child and adolescent OCD Program, where she conducts individual, family, and group therapy. Caitlin has extensive training in anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, and specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has experience leading and co-leading DBT groups with adolescents, adults, and families. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families, and her calm style helps individuals feel validated and supported in learning skills to make positive changes in their lives. Caitlin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and is an avid Boston sports fan!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Saturdays, 8 AM – 12 PM
Alexa is a nationally certified counselor and mental health therapist who began as an undergraduate studying psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After spending time working as an applied behavioral analysis counselor at a private school for children with severe autism diagnoses, Alexa moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue higher education. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Denver and began practicing in Colorado, ultimately earning her professional license. Alexa has experience utilizing various therapeutic approaches and tailors treatment specifically to each client. Working with adults and children who have intellectual, learning and cognitive differences, trauma, and anxiety are a few, among many areas, she has experience with. Alexa has recently returned to her roots in Massachusetts. She and her husband are enthusiastic baseball fans and are excited to be back to watch games at Fenway Park once again. Alexa is conversant in Greek.
Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 7 PM; Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM